Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

Carl Meyer

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Timothy 4:16; John 1:29; Revelation 18:4; Revelation 17:16; Revelation 18:4; Revelation 17:18; Revelation 17:7; Revelation 18:3; Revelation 17:6; Revelation 17:10; John 6:44; Romans 7:7; 1 Peter 1:7; 1 John 1:7; Hebrews 9:14; Revelation 12:17; Revelation 13:11, 12;


The controversy provoked by William Perkins' Reformed Catholike reflects the general social economic political, and theological setting of recusant history and literature. Although the actual controversy occurred between 1598 and 1614, with the exception of one work which appeared in 1625, the concern of the literature reflected the broader history of English Catholicism from 1559 to 1625.

The substance of the present thesis, however, will be limited to the years in which the controversy took place. The title of the thesis is therefore broader than the substance. The controversy essentially was over by 1614. The final book is merely a recapitulation and assessment of the issues involved in the controversy from the vantage point of Roman Catholicism in 1625. No material connected with the controversy was produced between 1614 and 1625.

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